REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman - Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (C), secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), waves to the media upon his arrival for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah August 27, 2013.

Opinion

A Challenger for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

June 20, 2014, Kemal Kirişci

As the Turkish presidential elections approach, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan finally has a challenger in Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, joint presidential candidate of two of the main opposition parties. Kemal Kirişci writes that İhsanoğlu has a slim chance of winning, but his nomination could deeply alter the dynamics of the elections.